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    Tour Nearby Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey(Standard inside cabin without porthole, start Istanbul, end Athens)

    You're about to be THAT person. The one driving the rest of the world insane with jealousy. Lulling about the mystical thermal pools of Pamukkale, sipping sunset cocktails in Santorini & loading up on silver antiques in Istanbul. With 15 spots visited on the Turkey / Greece map, you'll know this region inside out.

    Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey(Standard inside cabin without porthole, start Istanbul, end Athens)

    Trip type : In Depth Explorer

    Countries Visited :

    1. Turkey (Europe)
    2. Greece (Europe)

    Start Place :

    • Country : Turkey
    • City : Istanbul
    • Airport : IST
    • Timezone : Europe/Istanbul

    End Place :

    • Country : Greece
    • City : Athens
    • Airport : ATH
    • Timezone : Europe/Athens

    You’re about to be THAT person. The one driving the rest of the world insane with jealousy. Lulling about the mystical thermal pools of Pamukkale, sipping sunset cocktails in Santorini & loading up on silver antiques in Istanbul. With 15 spots visited on the Turkey / Greece map, you’ll know this region inside out.

    Highlights :

    1. Istanbul
      • The Blue Mosque, the Galata Bridge, the Spice Markets – discover Istanbul with our expert local guide
      • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque

    Whats Included :

    1. Accommodation
      • For 6 nights you’ll be in cool, comfy hotels in twin or triple share rooms, or splash out and upgrade to single-share. For the remaining 3 nights you’ll be on board a pimped-out cruise ship.
    2. Food
      • Think fresh platters of seafood and local delights like Greek moussaka and a delicious Turkish soup known as corba. You’ll be able to sample tasty treats like this each day, as all your breakfasts are included (hello buffets!), as well as 2 lunches and 7 dinners.
    3. Staff
      • Cruise around Turkey with your new besties in the air-conditioned comfort of our coach. Once we sit the water, no need for seat belts and neck pillows when you’re out at sea on a pimped-out cruise ship.

    Notes :

    1. Product Note
      • * Canadian Passport Holders require a visa for Turkey which must be obtained before departure online at www.evisa.gov.tr . The fee is $60USD per person (subject to change). The passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have at 1 blank visa page.
      • * Passport details are required prior to final payment. They can be added to the added to the reservation at any time through Manage My Booking on our website: https://www.contiki.com/ca/en or call our Sales Centre.
    2. Selling Company Note : Comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory for all Contiki trips.

    Trip Itinerary

    Start Day: 1 Duration:1 Day(s)
    The countdown is finally over, global roamers! We're here in Istanbul and all geared up for 10-days uncovering Turkey, Greece, & their delectable island collective. Get comfortable in our swanky hotel before we meet up for our first group dinner.

    Locations Visited
    Istanbul(TR)
    Start Day: 2 Duration:1 Day(s)
    20,000 hand painted tiles fill the stunning Blue Mosque; millions of trinkets line the kilometres of the Grand Bazaar; and over 1,500 years of history sit within the walls of the Hagia Sofia. This is just some of the exotic magnificence that will keep us glued to Istanbul today. Seal the day of sightseeing with an optional Turkish bath and a belly dancing Turkish evening. Day two and we're already up to our eyeballs in experiences.

    Locations Visited
    Istanbul(TR)
    Start Day: 3 Duration:1 Day(s)
    Out of exotic Istanbul we make our way to Canakkale, taking a sobering stop at the World War I site of Gallipoli.
    Visiting ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair & Lone Pine Cemetery today we are gifted with a special opportunity to pay tribute to the heroes of World War I right here where part of the battle took place. Afterwards, we'll brighten the mood with a drive along the Sea of Marmara en route to Canakkale.
    Shortly after ferrying across the Dardanelles (casually crossing continents into Asia) we'll arrive in the sparkling town of Canakkale. Tonight is yours to unwind and relax with your squad.

    Locations Visited
    Istanbul(TR)
    Canakkale(TR)
    Start Day: 4 Duration:1 Day(s)
    A big day sits ahead of us. Down as much breakfast as you can before we jump on the road in search of adventure.
    Today we discover that "Troy" means more than just a Hollywood blockbuster; so much more. Unravel the historical layers of a ten year war & what is now a mythical excavation site, and sign up for an in-depth look at the ancient ruins of the region, including a replica of the famous wooden Horse of Troy, where climbing in for a pic is essential.
    Further along the Turkish coastline we arrive at Pergamum. Once a political hotspot, this town is now brimming with history. We'll take a scenic mountain drive and give you the chance to get acquainted with Pergamum's hillside ruins, tapping into the archaeologist that you surely are.
    After our day's adventures are done, we arrive in Izmir, the birthplace of Homer (no kids, that isn't Homer from Springfield). After we tuck into some Turkish dinner, head out and explore the palm-lined promenades of this, the town known as the 'Pearl of the Aegean’.

    Locations Visited
    Canakkale(TR)
    Izmir(TR)
    Start Day: 5 Duration:1 Day(s)
    Buckle up & brace yourself. We are leaving Izmir and heading out to marvel at what will probably be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes you have ever seen, but not before a trip to see the impressive Hierapolis amphitheatre.
    Ah yes, there she is. Even more spectacular than Instagram & Pinterest had ever suggested. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Pamukkale's flowing waters of arid ridges and white calcium terraces formed by mineral waters are almost too much to fathom. Treating yourself to the optional thermal pool experience with all its healing properties is not an opportunity you're going to want to miss.

    Locations Visited
    Izmir(TR)
    Pamukkale(TR)
    Start Day: 6 Duration:1 Day(s)
    Don't despair sweet travellers! We may be leaving Pamukkale, but we're finding one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Get your bucket list ready for another whopping tick!
    Mark Antony and Cleopatra used to kick it in Ephesus waaaay back in the day. Now you're here just traipsing in their footsteps some 2,000 years later. Has your mind blown yet?
    As soon as you cast your treasure-hungry eyes on the shopping bazaar of Kusadasi, you'll be very pleased indeed that this an overnight stop. Carpets, silver, local antiques, this place is a haven for those keen to pick up some treasures to take back home.

    Locations Visited
    Pamukkale(TR)
    Kusadasi(TR)
    Start Day: 7 Duration:1 Day(s)
    Grab your last Turkish treasures before we hit the seas in search of the precious Greek Island that is Rhodes. That's right, today our ocean odyssey begins. We'll board our boat, which will be home for the next few days as we hop our way around Greece's iconic islands with a taste of luxe.
    Now that we're in the spirit of being island drifters, we'll take a stop at the wild countryside droplet of Patmos this afternoon. Get involved with the history of the place with an optional excursion to Patmos’ UNESCO World Heritage sites: the 11th century Monastery of the Apocalypse and the Grotto of St. John.
    After the sun sets, we arrive in one of the most sun-soaked & stunning spots in Europe. Rest up so you are raring and ready to make the most of it tomorrow.

    Locations Visited
    Kusadasi(TR)
    Rhodes(GR)
    Start Day: 8 Duration:1 Day(s)
    Open your eyes a little wider than usual and marvel at the paradise found that you have landed yourself in. Hello Rhodes! The whole day is yours - see ancient Greek statues, explore the medieval Old Town, or do little more than leave the beach if you're in need of a little vitamin D. Tonight, another bout of sailing on the Aegean Sea as we drift away from one idyllic island, we quickly find another where you'll wake up tomorrow...

    Locations Visited
    Rhodes(GR)
    Start Day: 9 Duration:1 Day(s)

    The biggest doesn't always mean the best. But Crete, the biggest of the Greek Islands, is pretty damn wonderful. Choose to learn the mythical history of a 4,000 year old palace or just visit the islands main town and soak up all its glory before it's back on the boat to our next amazing spot.
    Thousands of years ago a volcano erupted - one of the largest eruptions in the recorded history of the Earth - and made what we now know as the island of Santorini. Only it didn't have its iconic blue-domed churches back then, those came a little further down the track. That's all for your history lesson, now the day is yours to potter & pout while taking happy snaps. And "happy" today will be an absolute understatement. Back on the boat tonight, we'll settle in for some cocktails on deck while watching the iconic Oia sunset and ponder what might just be the best 9 days of our lives.

    Locations Visited
    Rhodes(GR)
    Santorini(GR)
    Start Day: 10 Duration:1 Day(s)
    Wipe those sad looks off your faces! Life doesn't end when you leave the Greek Islands. We have a morning in Athens to look forward to, which gives us time to discuss our plans for a reunion tour. Athens is a pretty fine place to say our final goodbyes. Have one last dose of exploration on an optional Athens sightseeing tour, or kick on to your next journey after saying your farewells to the posse.

    Locations Visited
    Athens(GR)
    Tour type: Specific Date
    Maximum number of people: 4
    Location: IST Istanbul
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    You're about to be THAT person. The one driving the rest of the world insane with jealousy. Lulling about the mystical thermal pools of Pamukkale, sipping sunset cocktails in Santorini & loading up on silver antiques in Istanbul. With 15 spots visited on the Turkey / Greece map, you'll know this region inside out.

    Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey(Standard inside cabin without porthole, start Istanbul, end Athens)

    Trip type : In Depth Explorer

    Countries Visited :

    1. Turkey (Europe)
    2. Greece (Europe)

    Start Place :

    • Country : Turkey
    • City : Istanbul
    • Airport : IST
    • Timezone : Europe/Istanbul

    End Place :

    • Country : Greece
    • City : Athens
    • Airport : ATH
    • Timezone : Europe/Athens

    You’re about to be THAT person. The one driving the rest of the world insane with jealousy. Lulling about the mystical thermal pools of Pamukkale, sipping sunset cocktails in Santorini & loading up on silver antiques in Istanbul. With 15 spots visited on the Turkey / Greece map, you’ll know this region inside out.

    Highlights :

    1. Istanbul
      • The Blue Mosque, the Galata Bridge, the Spice Markets – discover Istanbul with our expert local guide
      • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque

    Whats Included :

    1. Accommodation
      • For 6 nights you’ll be in cool, comfy hotels in twin or triple share rooms, or splash out and upgrade to single-share. For the remaining 3 nights you’ll be on board a pimped-out cruise ship.
    2. Food
      • Think fresh platters of seafood and local delights like Greek moussaka and a delicious Turkish soup known as corba. You’ll be able to sample tasty treats like this each day, as all your breakfasts are included (hello buffets!), as well as 2 lunches and 7 dinners.
    3. Staff
      • Cruise around Turkey with your new besties in the air-conditioned comfort of our coach. Once we sit the water, no need for seat belts and neck pillows when you’re out at sea on a pimped-out cruise ship.

    Notes :

    1. Product Note
      • * Canadian Passport Holders require a visa for Turkey which must be obtained before departure online at www.evisa.gov.tr . The fee is $60USD per person (subject to change). The passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have at 1 blank visa page.
      • * Passport details are required prior to final payment. They can be added to the added to the reservation at any time through Manage My Booking on our website: https://www.contiki.com/ca/en or call our Sales Centre.
    2. Selling Company Note : Comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory for all Contiki trips.

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